Magazine article Anglican Journal

Hiltz: Disciples Are 'Called to Trust'

Magazine article Anglican Journal

Hiltz: Disciples Are 'Called to Trust'

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Mississauga, Ont.--Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, began the spring meeting of the Council of General Synod (CoGS) with a reflection on the theme of "trust in the coming of the Holy Spirit," and what that means for Anglicans across Canada as they face challenges, including decisions about amending the marriage canon and standing with Indigenous people as they seek reconciliation and justice.

Starting with passages from the Gospel of John, in which after the last supper and washing of feet, Jesus speaks to the disciples about what it means to abide and dwell in him, Hiltz said: "in the promised gift of the Spirit, the disciples are called to trust...that was the call to the followers of Jesus then, and I think it is the call to the followers of Jesus now." And he noted that the theme for this meeting of CoGS is "trust in God, trust in each other."

Hiltz went on to describe some of the ways he sees the Spirit at work in the church, mentioning the creative ways Canadian Anglicans have embraced the Anglican Communion's Marks of Mission. …

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